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 Featured Speakers

Murray Vince, General Manager, OEM Embedded, Field & Server Partners, MicrosoftJohn Coyne, Partner Technology Manager, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Chris Miller, SQL Server Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftJason Cornellier, Senior Consultant, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, Microsoft
Keith Nicholson, Application Development Consultant, MicrosoftKevin Walsh, Principal Consultant, MicrosoftMichael Dereszynski, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Certified Architect for Solutions, Professional Architect with IASA, Microsoft
Philip Buelow, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftRod Fournier, Senior Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftZain Naboulsi, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
David Walker, Application Developer Consultant (ADC), MicrosoftJay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.Rob Vettor, Application Architect and Technical Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, SolArc
Steve Andrews, ALM MVP and INETA speaker, Independent ConsultantJuanita Woods, Project Management Consultant and Trainer, Pro3 SolutionsBrian Sullivan, Falcon Applications, LLC
Carlos Moreno, Marketing Director, Evolution StudiosChristian Orawetz, Senior Programmer Analyst, Walmart, Inc.Corey Roth, Enterprise Consultant, Stonebridge
Dennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect / Consultant, Bank of AmericaDevlin Liles, Programmer/Analyst, Tyson Foods, Inc.Greg Lutz, Product Manager, ComponentOne
Jaime Ortiz, Advanced Database Administrator, Walmart, Inc.Jon Parker, Systems Engineer, Walmart, Inc.JP Jones, Creative Director, Designer, Author, Teacher, Owner of Paige1Publishing, Co-Owner of Collipsis Web Solutions, LLC.
Ken Beard, Sales Manager, TulsaConnectSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.comSarah Daigle Scott, @TechTeacherGirl, Sass Interactive
Faiz Farazi, Microsoft SQL Server Support Engineer, Tyson Foods, Inc.

 Bio

Rob Vettor, Application Architect and Technical Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, SolArc

Rob Vettor, Application Architect and Technical Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, SolArc

Rob Vettor is a Microsoft C# MVP, Application Architect and Technical Lead Rob has built systems for a number of corporations, including Avanade, Raytheon and American Express. Rob is an avid Toastmaster, frequent presenter, INETA Regional Speaker, study group leader and member of the Microsoft South Region Developer Guidance Council. Rob lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife, twin sons, three dogs and rooms full of NET computer books. You can contact Rob at robvettor@hotmail.com, or, visit his blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/dotnetarchitect/

 Sessions

Getting Started with the ADO.NET Entity Framework, Version 4.0

While most enterprise applications are object-oriented, the data upon which they depend is not. Often, binding these two platforms together can result in significant amounts of lost productivity and a less than optimal solution.

Come see how you can resolve this recurring theme with the newest release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework.

In this session, we'll...
  • Explore the Entity Framework 4.0, its related components and show how it all works
  • Demonstrate how to build a business object model (Entity Data Model) and database mappings, from a database, from a model or from code
  • Walk through a variety of examples of how to interact with the model
  • Take a close look at how and why EF 4.0 implements "Persistence Ignorance"
  • Show how to implement Entity Framework in a multi-tiered application
You'll walk-away with a clear understanding of how the Entity Framework 4.0 can greatly simplify your DAL and enable you to program against a conceptual model of your data, versus the actual data store itself.
July 8th - 10:30 AM
July 8th

Advance Your Debugging Skills with VS 2010

As a developer, you can easily spend 50% or more of your time in a debugger. Learn how to maximize your debugging productivity by leveraging the new debugging features in Visual Studio 2010.

In this session, we'll...
  • Dive deep into the new IntelliTrace (formerly, historical debugging) feature, which enables you to step back in time within your debugging session and inspect or re-execute code, without having to restart your application.
  • See how to manage large numbers of breakpoints with labeling, searching and filtering.
  • Extend "data tips" by adding comments, notes and strategically "pinning" these resources to maintain their visibility throughout your session.
  • Demonstrate "collaborative debugging," by debugging a portion of an application and then exporting breakpoints and labeled data tips, so that others can leverage your effort, without having to start over.
  • Leverage these new debugging features in applications built in earlier versions of the .NET Framework through the MultiTargeting features available in VS 2010
You'll walk-away with a clear understanding of how you can use this upcoming technology to vastly increase your productivity and build better software
July 8th - 1:00 PM
July 8th
 
 

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